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Private Surf Lesson in Santa Barbara
"This 2-hour customized private surf lesson is a great option for Santa Barbara guests who want to improve their skills out on the water. Choose from five available lessons times throughout the course of the day arranged to be flexible with your schedule. All instructors are experienced friendly and CPR certified and surfboard and wetsuit are included. Kids 4 years and up are welcome so come hit the water and ride the waves!""""Sharpen your skills in the water with a customized private surf lesson in Carpinteria
From $120.00
 
Surf Lesson for Two in Santa Barbara
"This 2-hour customized private surf lesson is a great option for Santa Barbara guests who want to improve their skills out on the water. Choose from five available lessons times throughout the course of the day arranged to be flexible with your schedule. All instructors are experienced friendly and CPR certified and surfboard and wetsuit are included. Kids 4 years and up are welcome so come hit the water and ride the waves!""""This private surf lesson for two is a great option for those who are looking to share the surfing experience with a friend
From $85.00
 
Group Surf Lesson in Santa Barbara
"This 2-hour customized private surf lesson is a great option for Santa Barbara guests who want to improve their skills out on the water. Choose from five available lessons times throughout the course of the day arranged to be flexible with your schedule. All instructors are experienced friendly and CPR certified and surfboard and wetsuit are included. Kids 4 years and up are welcome so come hit the water and ride the waves!""""Whether you're with friends
From $75.00

More Things to Do in Channel Islands National Park

Kayaking

Orignally we were going to do the guided tour of the sea caves. But since we were flying on a pass and didn't know exactly when we would get in, I hesitated to make a reservation in advance because...
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DEBBBEDB
Jul 30, 2011

Observation Tower

Just outside the visitors center is a flight of stairs leading up to an observation tower where you can look out over the harbor and on a clear day, get a view of the islands. There are telescopes...
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Basaic
Dec 11, 2010

Visitors Center Museum

Inside the visitors center in Ventura there is a nice little museum with displays about the islands and the plants and animals that live there. There is also a tide pool with living animals, relief...
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Basaic
Dec 11, 2010

Start at the Visitors Center

Start your visit at the visitors center located in Ventura near the harbor. Here you can visit a small museum and get maps of the park, informative brochures and ask the rangers any questions you may...
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Basaic
Dec 11, 2010

Anacapa Island Tour

A boat ride out 11 miles or so to Anacapa Island can be a lot of fun but only if the channel is calm. Pick a calm day and head over to the island where you will spend the day hiking and taking...
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keida84
Jan 22, 2005

The mainland visitor's center

The visitor center on the mainland is located in Ventura by the harbor. Included in the island exhibits are wildlife displays, and a tidepool with live sea creatures. There are also relief maps,...
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annk
Oct 25, 2003
 
 
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Take A hike!

I'm not much of a hiker.. but for some reason, I really enjoyed the trails here. The views were absolutely spectacular! If you have the energy, take a hike. It is definately worth it! There is a map...
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beaniezotzim
Sep 30, 2003

Go Kayaking...

You have to rent the Kayaks from the mainland and bring it with you to the islands. The Kayaking is Great, there are some beautiful sea caves that you can snorkel through, and the water reflecting off...
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beaniezotzim
Sep 30, 2003

Go snorkeling... in a wetsuit.

The water here is cold... about 65 degrees farenhiet, so if you decide to go snorkeling, it is best to wear a wetsuit, although I did see people snorkeling without a wetsuit, if you are tough I...
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beaniezotzim
Sep 30, 2003

Sea Gull hatchery

Sea Gulls breed on Anacapa Island, and if it is during the spring you might not be welcome as the walkways come close to the nest of the gulls. a reminder to stay on the boardwalk. All the same, quite...
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Nexus7
Aug 17, 2003

Anacapa Island

Anacapa Island is the smallest and closest to shore. The interior of the island is the most rugged, since the island was the result of a volcanic plug that occassional released lava flows that slowly...
keehotee
Aug 31, 2002

For the Kids

There is also a table with hands-on displays to interest and educate the kids. There was also information there to explain what the kids were seeing and a ranger to answer any questions.
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Basaic
Dec 31, 2015

Native Plant Garden

There is a small garden showing native plants from the islands just outside the visitors center. The walkway through the garden is short, paved, and wheelchair accessible.
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Basaic
Dec 31, 2015

Visitors Center

The main visitor's center is at the Ventura harbor. There is a smaller visitor center on Santa Cruz Island
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Jim_Eliason
Feb 07, 2013

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Top 5 Channel Islands National Park Writers

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"A gem off the coast of Southern California"
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"Basaic Channel Islands National Park Page"
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"Anacapa"
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"Channel Islands National Park"
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"Channel Islands National Park"
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